Student Resources

As prospective, enrolled or interested student in HE, you will find information here about HE courses (some of which you can take even if you are not enrolled in a minor), scholarship opportunities, student projects like those that you can be involved in the future, relevant student organizations relevant, service and internship opportunities while at Mines, and career opportunities after Mines.

If you want to learn more about our two unique minors or our new M.S. degree please email Prof. Juan Lucena, Director of Humanitarian Engineering Undergraduate Programs, at jlucena@mines.edu and Julia Roos, Associate Director of Humanitarian Engineering, at jroos@mines.edu.

 Engineering that Matters!

The shultz scholarship program

The Shultz Scholarship program recognizes and rewards students enrolled in the Humanitarian Engineering (HE) program – the Engineering for Community Development (ECD) minorthe Leadership In Social Responsibility (LSR) minor, or either of the two HE focus areas of the BSE – who serve as program ambassadors and seek opportunities for collaboration with faculty, alumni, corporations and NGOs, and other universities.

Shultz Scholars dedicate themselves as Humanitarian Engineering ambassadors by:

  • Promoting HE on campus and recruiting new HE students through events such as lunch and learns, Discover Mines, Preview Mines, CSM 101, EWB meetings, alumni events, etc.; by publishing a newsletter; by leading and participating in SRSE, the HE student club; and showcasing their own work in conferences or other venues.
  • Seeking out opportunities and collaborations with faculty, graduate students and alumni in design projects, research, and outreach. Additional funding may be available for travel and project support.
  • Coordinating their activities and meeting regularly with the HE Associate Director and faculty.
  • Mentoring younger HE students as an upperclassman and following graduation, depending on alignment of interests and goals.

Program size: Between four and six scholarships will be awarded for the 2019-2020 calendar year. Each scholarship will be approximately $8,500 per semester (equivalent to the cost of one semester of in-state tuition and fees). Scholarships awarded in Fall semester are reassessed for continuity in the Spring semester based on performance and commitment to the mission and values of the HE program. Preference will be given to students who have not previously received the scholarship but previous recipients can apply and will be seriously considered. Spring 2020 Scholars application information can be found here

Service & Internship opportunities 

COMMUNITY SERVICE & VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
IMPORTANT NETWORKING OPPORTUNITIES
  • HE lecture series and LSR alumni interest group
  • Posner Center events
  • Mines Career Expo and related events

DURING YOUR STUDIES AT MINES, AND IN COORDINATION WITH YOUR HE FACULTY, YOU CAN ENGAGE IN A NUMBER OF LOCAL COMMUNITY-SERVICE AND INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES TO HELP YOU ADVANCE YOUR KNOWLEDGE AND CAREER AS A HUMANITARIAN ENGINEER. WHILE THERE ARE MANY OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE TO DEVELOP GENERAL SKILLS AS A FUTURE ENGINEER, HERE IS A SELECTED LIST OF ORGANIZATIONS THAT WILL HELP YOU DEVELOP SPECIFIC AND NECESSARY SKILLS IN HUMANITARIAN WORK.

Want to get more involved in Humanitarian Engineering outside of classes? Check out some examples of what’s going on at Mines and beyond below.

AT MINES

Socially responsible scientists and engineers

Socially Responsible Scientists and Engineers (SRSE) is the new Humanitarian Engineering student club! Meetings are on Mondays from 12:00-1:00 PM in Marquez Hall 122

Are you looking for professional and individual development outside of the classroom in understanding what it means to be a socially responsible scientist and/or engineer? SRSE is focused on just that. With plans to host student and faculty presentations, professional speakers, an annual symposium, and opportunities for networking and attending conferences we can further discuss what social responsibility in engineering is and how we can encourage it in others. If you would like the chance to take part in developing this club or just want to learn more, stop by one of our meetings!

Mines without borders

Mines Without Borders combines Engineers Without Borders USA and Bridges to Prosperity. EWB-USA is committed to bringing sustainable development projects to the developing world. Projects include water, waste-water, sanitation, energy, and shelter construction. EWB-Mines helps underserved communities abroad that request specific engineering expertise. EWB-Mines is currently working in Nicaragua to help villages install suspended cable bridges — giving access to schools, hospitals, and markets during the rainy season. B2P builds literal bridges in under-served communities worldwide. On the Mines campus, B2P and Engineers Without Borders have now merged and students can build bridges by joining EWB/B2P at Mines.

BEYOND COLORADO

Solar energy association, university of massachusetts

Solar Energy Association, University of Massachusetts: This organization is run by graduate students interested in renewable energy, especially solar energy.  The group’s primary purpose is to communicate and learn together about the renewable energy field by discussing members’ research and seeking out speakers of interest from industry and academia. 

NATIONAL

Engineers without borders

Engineers Without Borders: EWB is a network of students, educators, and professionals committed to bringing sustainable projects to the developing world. Projects involve the design and construction of water, waste-water, sanitation, energy, and shelter systems. EWB was founded at CU Boulder and has spread to almost 100 universities nationwide.

Engineers world health

Engineering World Health: EWH answers the needs of disadvantaged areas by providing and maintaining appropriate medical technology. 

Student pugwash, usa

Student Pugwash, USA: SPUSA is an educational, nonprofit organization focusing on the interplay of science, technology, and public policy. By participating in a variety of local, regional, and national events , students tackle issues such as international conflict, environmental protection, genetics, research, and civil rights.

Engineers for a sustainable world

Engineers for a Sustainable World: ESW aims to reduce poverty by improving environmental, social, and economic sustainability worldwide by mobilizing engineers to address the challenges of developing communities and to promote global sustainability. EWH has spread to almost twenty chapters nationwide.